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HPCC Systems blog contributors are engineers, data scientists, and fellow community members who want to share knowledge, tips, and other helpful information happening in the HPCC Systems community. Check this blog regularly for insights into how HPCC Systems technology can put big data analytics to work for your own needs.

Arjuna Chala on 08/12/2020
Everyone recognizes the transformative impact of great innovators like Steve Jobs, the former Apple CEO who drove the development of game-changing products like the iPhone and the iPod. These products are clear examples of macro innovation: they were groundbreaking inventions that created entire new product categories, fueled extraordinary business growth and changed the way we live.
Arjuna Chala on 11/08/2019
The next generation of Data Scientists will be tasked to solve problems around what IDC predicts will be 175 zettabytes of data by 2025. As part of helping universities educate students on solving Big Data problems at scale, LexisNexis Risk Solutions is promoting the open source HPCC Systems Data Lake platform by sponsoring hackathons, workshops, internships, and research programs.
Arjuna Chala on 01/14/2019
I’ve been intrigued of late by the challenge of managing the big data needs of autonomous cars. The driverless car has been a tech dream for decades, and now that broadband connectivity, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are increasingly available, I believe we’ll see autonomous cars going mainstream in the near future, provided certain technical and regulatory milestone are reached.
Arjuna Chala on 08/01/2018
I recently presented at the Open Data Science Conference (OSDC) in Boston. During my presentation, I addressed how a well-designed data lake solution can help solve fundamental data integration problems, and I used a real-world example involving analysis of a New York city taxi company’s route and fare data (which was stored in various formats depending on what was being tracked specifically) to illustrate how data analysis could improve outcomes for cab drivers, cab companies and the local government.
Arjuna Chala on 01/19/2018
As 2018 begins, it’s time to start looking ahead to next year and the big data trends and innovations that will take center stage. And while 2017 saw significant adoption of big data technology in nearly every industry, big data will have an even more profound impact on society in 2018 thanks to its enabling effects on three emerging technologies.
Arjuna Chala on 02/28/2017

It is not surprising that health insurance providers are looking at smart watches (and the inherent smart data) as a promising technology that would act as an enabler to encourage their customers to lead a healthy lifestyle. For a provider, healthier customers will mean a reduction in the overall cost for healthcare and increasing the profitability of the service providers. Aetna, for example, recently started to offer their customers discounts to Apple watches.